Kevin Costner is a brilliant actor whose career has spanned decades, and he is also a doting dad to seven kids. Learn about the actor's second daughter, Lily Costner, who is just as talented as her dad.
Lily Costner is the "Yellowstone" actor's second child from his marriage to Cindy. Like her famous dad, Lily's passion is in the entertainment industry.
She is an actress and a talented singer, forging her path to success. However, stardom is not what she loves most.
Lily Costner at a photocall for the Pronovia's 50th anniversary bridal fashion show during 'Barcelona Bridal Week 2014' on May 9, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain. | Source: Getty Images
LILY COSNER HAS A TALENT FOR SINGING
Lily was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 4, 1986. Her parents are Cindy and Kevin, who also share two other kids. Kevin's second-born did not fall too far from the tree! She is super talented. Lily ventured into acting as a child, appearing in a few films, including 1995's "The Baby Sitters-Club," her dad's film, "The Postman," and "Black or White."
Lily was once crowned Miss Golden Globe. The young Costner appeared alongside her dad on the red carpet for the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 25, 2004.
Amid her acting prowess and stealing the show on the red carpet, Lily is a natural singer with an extraordinary voice. Not many fans know this, and neither are they aware that Kevin is a skilled singer and songwriter!
Lily Costner, daughter of actor Kevin Costner performs at War Memorial Auditorium on April 26, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee. | Source: Getty Images
Lily's singing career kicked off in Nashville when she teamed up with her celebrity dad and his country/roots rock band. The indigenous group is known for their "Tales From Yellowstone" album, a collection of sixteen songs for the "Yellowstone" series.
Lily Costner was featured in one of the tracks from the album titled "Heaven's Gate," which appeared in episode 7 of season 2 of the series. In 2013, father and daughter partnered with Trace Adkins on his holiday album "The King's Gift." They sang a Celtic version of a Christmas carol. Lily later performed a duet with Adkins on stage.
Lily Costner and Trace Adkins perform during the CMA 2013 Country Christmas on November 8, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee. | Source: Getty Images
Since debuting her music career, she preferred to run it on a low scale. While from a famous family, Lily shied away from being in the spotlight. According to her dad, who admires his daughter, she is "an amazing singer and songwriter." Kevin added:
"She's really gifted. Lily's way is not to knock doors down. I think she wants a quality of life. She's seen the quality of life that we've had and sometimes the idea of stardom… She's content with performing. Does she want to give it to the world? I don't know."
While Lily may feel comfortable singing to a small crowd and working with her dad, she tries to avoid the public. Although the singer has an Instagram account, she rarely updates her posts and seems content with living a private life.
Kevin Costner's daughter, Lily Costner performs at City Winery on April 9, 2012, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
WHO IS LILY COSTNER'S MOTHER?
Cindy Costner (née Silva) met Kevin during her years at Southern California University. She was an aspiring actress who played a princess in Disneyland during school breaks. Kevin was fascinated by his beau, and they married as soon as he graduated in 1978.
A little over a decade later, while describing his former wife, he said, "She was beautiful, she was sweet, she was smarter than me. She represented everything about women that I like." After sixteen years of marriage and three kids, they separated. The former couple announced that they had resolved all issues amicably.
Lily Costner and Cindy Silva at a photocall for the Pronovia's 50th anniversary bridal fashion show during 'Barcelona Bridal Week'on May 9, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain. | Source: Getty Images
LILY COSTNER HAS SIX SIBLINGS
Kevin's first child is Annie, born in 1984. Unlike her younger sister, Lily, she loves the spotlight and has a fleet of features displaying her acting, producing, and directing chops. Annie is also a married woman.
Lily's other sibling from the same mother is Joe: two years her junior. He is an actor. His acting credits include "The Postman," "Tin Cup," and "Oasis."
Kevin's four other kids were born after his divorce from Cindy. He dated Bridget Rooney, with whom he shares a son, Liam. The last three, Cayden, Hayes, and Grace, came along following his marriage to Christine Baumgartner.
Actor Kevin Costner with his ex-wife and children Cindy Costner, Annie, Lily, and Joe at the "Wyatt Earp" Hollywood Premiere on June 18, 1994, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images
LILY COSTNER HAS A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH HER FATHER
Kevin is hands-on when it comes to his kids. From his days as a young dad to three kids, he was intentional in raising them by teaching good values and being present for them.
The "The Bodyguard" star proudly talked about his fatherhood journey; Kevin explained that he is particular about giving his best as a dad to his older kids. "I live with a level of confidence of knowing I tried for them," he said.
Actor Kevin Costner and actress Lily Costner attend the premiere of "Black or White" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on January 20, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
"My dad is a rebel. He could rile the crowd and it was playful and fun. I knew that I wanted to be just like that when I grew up."
Both father and daughter have an inseparable bond and share a passion for singing. Kevin Costner is also his daughter's number one fan; she appears to be the only child he has worked with on several occasions.
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